Extended Season Gardening

Extended Season Gardening

seedlings in rockwool starter cubes

I know the temperature doesn’t feel quite like it yet, but Fall is finally and officially here. The days are obviously getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler (kinda), and it is definitely time to start transplanting everything you started sewing weeks ago. You know, back in august, all those cool-weather lovin’, veggies you started for your fall garden?


What’s that?


You mean you didn’t get any seeds going of broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, rutabaga, spinach, or Swiss Chard? Ok, (wipes forhead) phew! I’m not the only one.


It’s ok though, we still have time to make things happen and it’s been warmer for longer than usual this year, so “waiting” just might have paid off. Some cool weather species actually don’t do well at all in high temps and might not have made it with all this late summer heat we’ve been having. Take a moment to feel risk-free to plant yourself various types of greens like Chard, Kale, Lettuce, Radishes and Turnips directly in the ground over the next couple of weeks.


Also, with cooler weather just around the corner, now is a good time for all you indoor farmers to start breaking out the T5 lights and get your 2016/2017 indoor garden season started off the right way. Germinating and building great vegetative foundations now, is the key to ensuring that you have bountiful harvests all through out the winter and especially the holiday season. 

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